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 on: Today at 02:26:57 AM 
Started by bassconbeatz - Last post by bassconbeatz
I just picked up a beautiful NYC Modern 5 s/n 5447. While replacing the battery, I noticed that the control cavity is complete shielded with copper foil. My previous NYC s/n 5107 had only the shield paint. When did the NYC's added foil shielding?


 on: July 27, 2014, 04:47:22 PM 
Started by brianbalowski - Last post by Sadowsky
Unfortunately, due to lots of new environmental restrictions on metal plating, plating is not as good or durable as it used to be.   We had a really bad time with nickel plating the last few years so we have switched to chrome, which is much more durable.   I can sell you a set of chrome covers but you will have to take your guitar to a tech to have them installed.

Otherwise, any hardware store metal polish is fine.


 on: July 18, 2014, 04:04:32 PM 
Started by brianbalowski - Last post by brianbalowski

I have a Sadowsky semi hollow. My problem is that I live in a wet area and the metallic parts ( including the pickups ) are a little bit rusty.

Can anyone tell me a good product to clean them up?...and How to do it properly?


 on: July 02, 2014, 09:45:50 AM 
Started by GreyBass73 - Last post by GreyBass73
Hey, tnk you very much. Maybe you are the famous Maurilio Mina, Smiley thank you very much for the replay, you are always kind, we have talked months ago by mail about some pickup, as usually, ahaha. Yes, someone told me that Roger has used Bartolinis in those years, but obviously i'm not sure about it, i can say that the sound is so sweet and fantastic for slap and pop and when i solo neck or bridge pick up i do not ear any hum noise. That's all i know. I would really like to know something more about it. About the strings the bass have on the Ernie Ball purple cover, very very soft, and not so much character, that's good but even not so good for B string which need a little bit more tension. I'll try the Sadowsky Black if have more tension. Cheers from Italy. Smiley

 on: July 01, 2014, 11:23:14 AM 
Started by GreyBass73 - Last post by Maurilio
Ciao Roberto,
piacere di conoscerti e benvenuto nel mondo di Sadowsky!
Lets keep this "international"  :-)
The bass is indeed gorgeous!

Roger has used Bartolinis and EMGs in the beginnings, but than moved to DiMarzio for his Humcan J pups, both 4 and 5 strings!
Nowadays Roger uses Nordstrand too… I know the DM HC have gone through some tweaks through the years, but I'm not sure of the timeline.
I would contact Roger directly and see what he has to say about it!
Strings also matter a lot, on my Sadowsky I use SS blacks (I've experimented with several different strings, but TO ME the blacks are IT)


(BTW, your english is good) 

 on: June 30, 2014, 06:17:20 AM 
Started by GreyBass73 - Last post by GreyBass73
Hi everybody i'm Roberto a bass player from Italy and i would like to share my happiness about my first Sadowsky. After 20 years of bass playing, concerts, lessons, kilometers along the Tuscany and the whole middle Italy countries i've finally decided to buy my DREAM BASS, a very nice Sadowsky NYC 5 string produced on 1996. It is a used instrument and kept in a very nice condition after all these years. A wonderful bass, swamp ash body, quilted maple top, maple fingerboard and neck. The previous owner has updated this baby with the VTC so now is really full optional Smiley. Very light body, this swamp ash is very very light, the whole is really balanced as the strings output, the sound is so pure and clear, every note ring has they must ring, long and clear. I own 12 basses, from Fender JB 77, to Precision Fullerton, G&L, Steinberger MMan and on and on, but when u wear a Sadowsky, you cannot believe to what you are feeling. Of course is not a bass good for all season IMO, but i can cover many kind of music i'm playing with the bands and artists. I usually add few bass and treble to the flat tone because i like the organic wood sound without adding extra frequencies. One thing i have to say; the sound is so so sweet and soft even if fucused and it cut really through the mix, but I've thought that the sound could be more aggressive and with more string attack due to the ash body, maybe is due to the kind of pickups used in the 90's, would be nice to know if someone really know about the pickup producer at that era and which is the difference between the actual pickup used, along the years has been used different pickups as i know. Anyway is a wonderful instrument and i hope to buy another Sadowsky soon, maybe a Modern 5-24 with ebony fingerboard! Cheers everybody and hope u like my new baby!! Smiley I wanna say thank you to Roger for the love he bring on his work…every day!! PS: Sorry for my bad english Smiley


Here is a link to the pictures gallery:

 on: April 22, 2014, 08:45:06 PM 
Started by leroyd - Last post by Mad Hatter
Same here...bass and amp. No effects. I have to agree with TXBASS.... mine stay in tune with no issues Cool.

WL-4 Metro's into Genz Benz Streamliner 900 with two 410 cabs Grin

 on: April 21, 2014, 09:21:03 PM 
Started by DavidJones - Last post by Mad Hatter
Hey David.....I have to agree with Gerard and his sage advice. Also sanding it and changing finish could change the tone....IMHO.


 on: April 21, 2014, 09:11:57 PM 
Started by louisy77 - Last post by Mad Hatter
Hey Louisy77:

My name is Gary. I also go by the Mad Hatter here on the forum. I will try to answer some of your questions.

1. You can get either the single coil or the humcancelling in the Metro line.
2. Yes, you can pay $500.00 dollars deposit. It will take the whole 5 months. I just got my 2nd Metro 2 weeks ago. I ordered it in Oct 2013. Its worth the wait Grin
3. If you are talking about vintage options, yes it is possible. Position of pick up location on some models and they come with the Vintage Tone Control (VTC).
4. Finishes for the body....3TB (Three Tone Sunburst).....Like the older fender Jazz & P basses / 2TS (Two Tone Sunburst) ...Only two colors on body and 59 Burst.

Go over to the website and look at the NYC models to get a feel of what the 59 Burst looks like. Then go to Fender's website or ebay to see the 3TS & 2TS look like.

Mine that I ordered has the 3 Tone Sunburst look that I talked about above. Hope this helps you some. Also reach out to Roger Sadowsky (Owner) he always answers his emails and he can advise on shipping costs to Korea.

take Care.....Gary

 on: April 17, 2014, 08:31:27 AM 
Started by louisy77 - Last post by louisy77
I knew about main things between NY and Metro in sadowsky web page

But, I want to know more things.

Metro line, is it possible single coil pick up for MV4 model?
is it possible vintiquty options?

I live in Korea and Sadowsky dealer is here, schoolmusic.
but, too expensive to buy.

Do I order Metro bass directly Sadowsky guitars?($500 deposit,delivery 4-5 months)

Last. I don't know what differents between 3TS, 2TS and 59B.


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